Sherborne Castle Country Fair - 29th May 2017

Dog Events

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We have lots of fun and entertainment at the Show, for owners and their dogs.

All dogs are very welcome to the Fair as long as they are on a lead and well behaved!  Please clean up after your dog - thank you.

Join the Companion Dog Show classes or the Retriever & Spaniel Team Challenges, winning rosettes and prizes in all sorts of competitions. Visit the Veterinary Advice Clinic or watch the Agility Display Team and the terrier racing.


Retriever & Spaniel Team Challenges

Taking place in the Deer Park, teams of 4 dogs take part in this highly competitive sport. Find out more.

Terrier Racing

In the Main Ring with a display and an opportunity for you and your dog to 'have a go ...'.

Gun Dog Scurries

Timed retrieves, enter on the day:

  1. Two Marked Retrieves
  2. 'Pick and Mix'
  3. 'Over the Bales'.

Open to any dog, entry fee £2.00 for each of the scurries or £5.00 for all three.

There will be prizes to third place in each scurry for open dogs and the fastest dog with a young handler (16 years old or under).  The Victor Ludorum Trophy will be awarded to the dog with the fastest time over all 3 scurries.

The Scurries are open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm with the prize giving at 5.00 pm at the Scurry Tent.

Agility Dog Display

Watercombe Dog Agility Display Team from Overmoigne near Dorchester will put their highly trained animals through their paces with displays at 11.30 am and and 3.00 pm in the Dog Agility Ring.  They will also give advice on any problems you might be having training your dog and will be running have-a-go sessions over the agility course (£2.00 per go) during the day.

Companion Dog Show

Kennel Club Licensed, organised by Jo Toms.

Entries for Pedigree Classes (£2.00 per dog per class) on site from 10.00 am, judging from 12.00 noon.  Entries for Novelty Classes (£1.50 per dog per class) on site from 10.00 am and judging will follow the Pedigree Classes.  Rosettes 1st - 6th place in each class.

Sadly not all dogs are eligible, puppies under six months or dogs which have already won Challenge Certificates or Reserve Challenge Certificates or Junior Warrants cannot enter this competition.  You can download a copy of the schedule - just go to our homepage, in the "latest news" section (view all).

Veterinary Advice Clinic

The Newton Clarke Veterinary Partnership are the Fair's official small animal Veterinary Surgeons and have a stand with displays giving pet health advice and information. Many of the team will also be present on the day and welcome any questions you may have.

For further information please contact the Newton Clarke Veterinary Partnership at Swan House, Sherborne, on 01935 816228, or Wyndham Hill, Yeovil on 01935 474415.

Eye Clinic

The Newton Clarke Veterinary Partnership have organised an eye clinic at this year’s Fair with Nick Burden BVSc CertVophthal MRCVS, a member of the BVA/KC/ISDS eye panel. The test is primarily aimed at certifying dogs as affected or unaffected for inherited eye diseases. If you are planning to breed with your dog, get the KC Eye Certificate. The test includes a full eye examination and if non-inherited conditions are discovered then these can also be discussed with the owner. All tests are carried out under the BVA/KC/ISDS eye scheme and a certificate is issued.

Charges are:

Routine Eye Examination: £33.00
Gonioscopy on its own: £47.00
Gonioscopy and Routine Eye Examination: £74.00.

For further details and to book an appointment (at the Fair) please phone the Newton Clarke Veterinary Partnership on 01935 816228.